Many of our guests who stay on a Friday night enjoy an early morning walk to the Saturday market in Portsmouth.

Rainbow

You see rainbows regularly in Dominica

We wanted to illustrate what the journey is like. It was a slightly overcast day which made it cool at 7am and more chance for rainbows. There is lots to see en route.

We start with a short walk down the hill through Picard, then round the bend past a local supermarket called LA Enterprise. One can find more than just the essentials here as well as some fresh items – but better to wait to see all that at the market.

mini mart groceries

caribbean sea cabrits in background

Cabrits National Park behind Caribbean sea to your left as you walk to the market

The road then bends around sharply to the right when you meet the Caribbean Sea.

From here you can see the Cabrits National Park in the distance, to your left while you continue to walk along the road adjacent to the Caribbean Sea.

You will cross the Indian River, looking up it your right (Caribbean sea to your left) . Tours up this river to see wildlife are very popular, often ending with a drink at a rum bar. Speak to us for how to book when you’re here.

Indian River Bridge

The bridge crossing the Indian River

Marigolds

Flowers on the roadside

Indian River

The Indian River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you proceed further you will pass the bus stop to your left from where you can catch rides south and also Dee’s, a small shop where you will find souvenirs and groceries. You will no doubt find many people to talk to along he way.

Minibus Bus stop

Minibuses at Portsmouth T-Junction

mini mart groceries

Dee’s Mini Mart – Groceries and curios can be found here

 

 

You will have passed the NBD bank on your way (to your right) if you need cash, as early in the morning the one next to Dee’s is locked (see left photo green building)

You will soon arrive at the market… you definitely can’t miss it!

 

market

Approaching the heart of the market

Pineapples

Pineapples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The market is busy early in the morning, as farmers from all over the north come to sell their wares. Make sure to go to the back of the market by the waterfront to see the undercover area also (you may also see meat and fish available)

You will find it’s better to ask people before taking their photo.

Our kitchen uses fresh produce grown and caught locally from this market and other local sources. You will find that our menu changes daily in accordance with what is fresh and available.

 

market

the market is busy from early mornings

ginger bananas potatoes peppers tomatoes

a variety of fresh produce locally grown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is anything particular you’re interested in trying do feel free to talk to us about it. We will make every effort to incorporate it into the menu during your stay. We hope that you will feel absorbed in island life and culture and take amazing memories home with you, and possibly even a few new recipes!

fish

fresh fish

bananas plantain pumpkin avocados

Bananas, plantain, avocado and pumpkin

market stall

The under cover part of the market

 

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